A number of customers have asked how Gemini will respond if the Bitcoin network splits into two separate Blockchains (often called a “hard fork”) sometime soon. Our highest priority at Gemini — more important even than keeping our exchange open — is ensuring that all of our customers’ asset balances are held securely. We know that [...]
Information related to Gemini’s policy on an upcoming Hard Fork
Introducing Our East Asia Timezone Auction
We’re expanding to two auctions per day to better serve our East Asian customers
Introducing Zero-Confirmation Bitcoin Deposits
We've Also Improved Instant ACH
Better Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
The Authy App Is Safer than SMS for 2FA
New WebSockets API
Traders Can Now Leverage WebSockets for Order Status Information
Gemini Has Modified Its Email Policies
New Email Policies Support Safer and Better Communication
Gemini is expanding to Japan and South Korea!
You Can Now Trade Bitcoin and Ether in Japan and South Korea!
Gemini Licensed Custodial Services
Gemini now offers Segregated Accounts as part of its licensed custodial services
Gemini is expanding to Hong Kong and Singapore!
You Can Now Trade Bitcoin and Ether in both Hong Kong and Singapore!
Introducing the First-Ever Daily Bitcoin Auction
Liquidity, Transparency, Simplicity. Trade more without moving the price.
UPDATE 4/7/17 5:00 PD EDT: We have changed the time of the East Asian timezone auction from 18:00 JST (17:00 HKT/SGT) to 19:00 HKT/SGT (20:00 JST). Ever since Gemini launched our first daily bitcoin auction on September 21, 2016, we’ve been excited by its success and its ability to match buyers and sellers at a single [...]
At Gemini, we pride ourselves on helping you move your money faster. Our unique Instant ACH system lets US-based customers deposit U.S. dollars and trade immediately, a process that used to take up to a week. Last year, we decreased the required number of Bitcoin confirmations for deposits from six to three. And we continue to have [...]
We have required all of our customers to use two-factor authentication (2FA) from day one. In keeping with our security-first philosophy of protecting and educating our customers, we want to provide some background on our 2FA system to encourage our customers to use the Authy app for 2FA rather than SMS, and to dispel some common [...]
Gemini now offers three different protocols to connect to our trading system: REST API, WebSockets API, and FIX. The REST and WebSockets APIs are available over the public Internet whereas FIX connections require a cross-connect in our data center. Our public market data API, which includes trades and order book information, has been [...]
Beginning Friday, November 11, 2016, Gemini will make some small adjustments to its email policy. These changes are designed to keep our customers safe. Over the last several months we’ve instituted policies for the gemini.com domain (and its subdomains) which signal to the largest email providers to reject email messages [...]
(UPDATE 3/31/17 11:00 AM EDT: We have temporarily suspended the acceptance of Japanese retail customers while we evaluate the implications of the new virtual currency exchange operator regulations.) We are delighted to announce the expansion of Gemini services to Japan and the Republic of Korea! These dynamic East Asian economies [...]
It is with great enthusiasm that we present Gemini’s newest offering—Segregated Accounts under the oversight of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). Many customers such as hedge funds, mutual funds, or exchange-traded funds may be required by law to store their digital assets with a regulated custodian [...]
We are delighted to announce the expansion of Gemini services to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Republic of Singapore! These dynamic East Asian tiger markets have long embraced the growth of bitcoin and other digital assets, and our expansion to Hong Kong and Singapore represents a critical milestone in [...]
While bitcoin is a tremendous digital asset that promises reduced friction in the financial world, an irony is that bitcoin trading is still incredibly inefficient because bitcoin exchanges are missing certain mechanisms that are commonplace in traditional financial marketplaces. So how do we fix this? By building the first-ever [...]